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Anti-defamation League Probes Anti-jewish Propaganda in Florida

July 8, 1941
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The Florida regional office of the Anti-Defamation League started an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the sending of an anonymous letter through the mails attacking the Jewish community in Palm Beach. The letter signed “Palm Beach Vigilantes” bewails “the recent rental and sale of Palm Beach property to Jews “and speaks of a “Semitic invasion of Palm Beach”. Actually there is barely a handful of Jew in this community. After making other false charges, the writers excuse their anonymity on the ground that “they do not feel free to sign their names because of the necessity of protecting their businesses and their families from reprisal”.

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